Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Sharing a Valentine - in the comments section


For Valentine's Day, please feel free to share your romantic stories in the comments section. Let us know if any are free.

The Review Celebration on this blog will continue a day or two after Valentine's Day.

Lindsay Townsend

24 comments:

Lindsay Townsend said...

Happy Valentines!
To see my historical romances and modern romantic suspense novels and stories, please visit my website.
http://www.lindsaytownsend.net

The historical romance I have chosen as my Valentine's read is my 'Twelve Kisses'. The modern romantic suspense I have chosen as my Valentine's read is 'Night of the Storm.' Both are available on Amazon and many other sellers.


Best wishes, Lindsay Townsend

Linda Banche said...

Hi Lindsay, thanks for having us here.

I write Regency comedy. Blurbs and excerpts are on my website at http://www.lindabanche.com

The story I've chosen for Valentine's Day is A SIMILAR TASTE IN BOOKS, a traditional Regency with a taste of "Pride and Prejudice". Available at Amazon,Barnes and Noble, and other places ebooks are sold.

Paula Martin said...

My latest release is 'Dream of Paris' which has been described as 'a wonderful heartwarming love story' - and of course it's partly set in the wonderful City of Love!

Details of all my romance novels are on my website http://paulamartinromances.webs.com/

Anne Ashby said...

My new release is a sweet contemporary entitled "The CEO Gets Her Man" - Get it now, available for FREE (until 16 Feb) on Amazon http://amzn.to/U5cnYb - details of my other stories at wwwlanneashby.com

Laurey Buckland said...

For me, it's all about romcoms - take a look at A Girl's Guide to Fairy Tales and share in Maddie, Clare, Sophie and Isobel's ups and downs in all matters of life love and sex. We all deserve a happily-ever-after...but will they get theirs?

Visit my blog:laureybuckland.blogspot.co.uk

or take a look at the book on Amazon: tinyurl.com/cnwz4me

Happy Valentine's Day! xxx

Margaret Tanner said...

Hi Lindsay,
Thank you so much for allowing me to post my latest release here.

Title: A Rose In No-Man's Land.

My story is set against the background of the Great War. The soldiers in the trenches called the nurses who tended their wounds, the roses of no-man's land. This is the fictionalized story of one of these roses.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Rose-No-Mans-Land-ebook/dp/B00B64HHAU/ref=sr_1_5?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1360835609&sr=1-5


Regards

Margaret

Susana Ellis said...

"Treasuring Theresa," my sweet Regency short story, is about a country lady and a London swell who detest each other at first sight, but then learn that first impressions aren't always accurate.

http://www.susanaellis.com/pub.html

Linda Acaster said...

Thanks for hosting!

My Historical choice for Valentine's is a Native American 'Beneath The Shining Mountains'.

My Paranormal choice is 'Torc of Moonlight'.

See these and others on
http://lindaacaster.blogspot.com

Happy reading!
Linda

Helena Fairfax said...

My first novel, The Silk Romance, is a sweet romance between a young Englishwoman and the Frenchman who employs her in his silk-mill. It's set in the beautiful city of Lyon, in the silk-weaving district.
The Silk Romance is available on pre-order here http://bit.ly/XaommD and will be published on May 24th.
Thanks for allowing me to share on Valentine's Day!

Charlie Cochrane said...

You can check out all my stories at my website, http://www.charliecochrane.co.uk/

If you want a taster, you can find a free story (albeit more suitable for December than February but highly romantic!) here: http://www.charliecochrane.co.uk/page10.php

Linda Swift said...

Happy Valentine's Day to all. Today through February 15th my book, Maid of the Midlands, is free at the link below. It is the first book in a trilogy and Book #2 is also available. Book #3 is a WIP. To see all of my books, visit me at www.lindaswift.net.
Here's the link for a free sweet treat for Valentine's Day.
http://booktown-usa.blogspot.com/

Sabrina York said...

Hi Lindsay! Thanks for the opportunity to share! I have always been fascinated with British history, especially the regency era, so it was a lot of fun to write Folly, my first erotic Regency. I loved it so much, I immediately began work of the prequel, Dark Fancy (which releases on the 22nd of February)

Here's the blurb for Folly:

Folly
Sabrina York

Widowed and threatened with penury by her heartless in-laws, Eleanor, Lady Ulster hatches a plot to save herself. Determined to produce the Ulster “heir,” she seduces a stranger at tawdry masquerade. Little does she know, this magnificent masked lover is none other than her husband’s greatest nemesis. And God knows, Ulster had plenty.

Ethan Pennington is mortified to arrive at the Earl of Darlington’s house party and discover Lady Ulster in attendance. He has wanted her and hated wanting her—his enemy’s bride—for years. When he overhears Eleanor’s predicament, and her plans to place a cuckoo in the Ulster nest, he is more than willing to oblige. The opportunity to finally have her, while taking the revenge he craves, is more than he can resist.

Ethan strikes a bargain with Eleanor, promising to provide her with the heir she so desperately needs…but requires she meet his needs in return—every decadent one of them. When he realizes she is the mysterious stranger who stole his heart on a moonlit night, thoughts of revenge melt away beneath the hope for something more. A fleeting affair becomes a seductive courtship, and then a desperate pursuit as Ethan realizes…he is running out of time to win her.

Folly is available on Amazon--and everywhere e-books are sold and you can check out blurbs and excerpts for all my books on my website: http://sabrinayork.com/books/

Happy Valentines Day!!!

Catherine said...

Valentine's Day is special to me because it marks the date I signed my first book contract. That book is Karma and Mayhem, a paranormal-fantasy-romance about a warlock-lawman with two souls and karma issues. It's available at: https://www.soulmatepublishing.com/karma-and-mayhem/ and other eBook outlets. Excerpts and more at www.CatherineEmclean.com
Wishing everyone a Happy Valentine's Day.

Rose Anderson ~ Romance Novelist said...

Giving you all a valentine kiss. Here's a written one from my first novel Hermes Online:

There is so much more to kissing for the first time than meets the eye. The would-be lovers laugh and smile and delight in each other's company. They talk, getting to know each other, trying to find the choicest morsels of their life and personality to share. They might hold hands for hours as they wander here and there. And when they sit side by side, perhaps on a bench at a museum, they'll look in feigned interest at the passersby, glance again and again at the exhibit, but not really seeing it.

First, one will turn inward, the movement slight, barely noticeable. And then with no clear knowledge of doing so, the one will magically mirror the other. Their knees may touch, and one set of clasped hands might rest innocently upon a knee. And then a noise, a temporary distraction, might take their attention for a second, and both heads will turn to the sound, inadvertently closer now than before.

When one turns back, their faces will be mere inches apart. Their eyes, green and gray, will hold each other's gazes, darting from one sparkling pupil to the other. They might unfocus to drink in the entire face for a second, perhaps lingering on the person's smile before meeting the gaze once more, a gaze noticeably warmer than a moment ago.

One face may turn a little, and in mirrored image, the other follows, only slightly tipped in the opposite direction. And the eyes ask the silent question as two thoughts become superimposed -- May I kiss you? Will you kiss me? The answer is subtle, missed by nearly everyone passing by, everyone save the smiling elder couple holding gnarled hands and assisted by their canes. Perhaps they, too, once shared a kiss sitting there, or plan to again later. But locked in their own world, they don't notice the elder pair walk by.

They are aware now only of each other, aware of little things, the flush on her cheeks, the gleam in his eye, the color of her moist lips, the imperceptible flare of his nostrils as he subconsciously reminds his body to breathe. They touch now. The kiss is at first soft, the lips asking permission for the firmness they crave. Another kiss grants this and another and another as faces turn to fit around chins and cheeks and noses. And then loose and pliable, those lips part now to make way for tentative tongues. These too begin their searching, gently at first then becoming bolder as they instinctively react to the warmth of each other's mouths and thrust as hands cup cheeks and arms wind around shoulders, drawing each other ever inward into the private space that shuts the waking world out and lets the dream begin.

Happy Valentine's Day
xxoo
Rose

Gale Stanley said...

Thanks Lindsay and Happy Valentine's Day! My new release, a vampyre valentine MM romance is available for pre-order at Bookstrand.
http://www.bookstrand.com/love-bytes

Can love conquer all or will history repeat itself when a vampyre is reunited with his soulmate?

Gale Stanley said...

Thanks Lindsay and Happy Valentine's Day! My new release, a vampyre valentine MM romance is available for pre-order at Bookstrand.
http://www.bookstrand.com/love-bytes

Can love conquer all or will history repeat itself when a vampyre is reunited with his soulmate?

VICKI BATMAN, said...

Thank you so much for the invitation to post.

My book is Little Birdie Who...and Other Stories

"Check Her Out," award-winning "This is NOT Working," and "Little Birdie Who," three stories sure to tickle your heart.

Find them at:
Amazon.com
Smashwords
BarnesandNoble

Happy Valentine's Day!

Celtic Chick said...

Lindsay, Thanks for letting us share our romances for Valentines Day.

I write historical fantasy romance set in ancient on up to early medieval time periods in Britain, Scotland and Greece. My Valentines pick is White Rose of Avalon:
A new, sensual twist on a timeless tale…
Blurb: Morgaine will do anything to save Avalon, but is she willing to sacrifice Lancelot, the only man capable of filling her heart with love?

Buy links to this and all my books can be found on my website here:
kelleyheckart.com

Kelley

Alan Calder said...

What a happy coincidence that my second novel, The Glorious Twelfth was published by Museitup on Valentine's day. In The Da Vinci Code, Dan Brown speculated that the Holy Grail is buried in the filled in crypt of Rosslyn Chapel, near Edinburgh. The church was built by the Sinclairs in the first half of the fifteenth century.
The premise of The Glorious Twelfth is that the Holy Grail was taken north by the Sinclairs to their territory in Caithness where they still hold the Earldom.
In keeping with the Valentine launch, a romance between geologist, Ben Harris and Fran Sinclair, daughter of local laird, Sir Ranald Sinclair, threads it's way through the story. Ben finds clues to a medieval shipwreck on Sir Ranald's property provoking a robbery, abduction and a chase across Europe. In the aftermath, Ben finds a secret burial chamber built into the cliff at Old Sinclair Castle. It contains a chalice which could be the Holy Grail but attracts the interest of several fanatical grail hunters. Just after his wedding to Fran, Ben makes a public show of giving a decoy chalice to The Scottish National Museum in Edinburgh with the intention of closing down interest in Caithness.
We'll need to wait for a sequel to see if that works.

The Glorious Twelfth by Alan Calder published by Museitup.
www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00BG04SS8
www.amazon.com/dp/B00BG04SS8

KRBailey, Author said...

I write romance and suspense and you can find me at: http://KRBailey.com

For a special valentine's recommendation, check our my newest story, You Complete Me.

It's available through the following outlets:
Bookstrand Publishing
Amazon.com
Barnes and Noble

Just when you think you've survived the worst, a miracle happens and makes everything worthwhile.

Happy Reading! Happy Valentines Day!

Kim Cresswell said...

Lindsay, Thanks for letting us share our romances!

In my book REFLECTION, my heroine, reporter, Whitney Steel is investigating an alleged human cloning project when she meets up with the hero, FBI Agent, Blake Neely, who's searching for his own answers. Everything from this point on focuses on Blake and Whitney discovering whether or not the villain has produced the world's first cloned human. They don't set out to fall in love. The relationship between the hero and heroine evolves because of the suspense.

Florida investigative reporter, Whitney Steel, has lived in the shadow of her legendary father long enough. To prove herself she needs to find the “Big” story.
She found it.
Now it may kill her.
After Whitney receives a lead pointing to the world's first cloned human, now a small child, she vows to unravel the truth. However, sifting through the facts proves to have dangerous results, including death threats and murder.
When Whitney is nearly killed, but is saved by undercover FBI Special Agent, Blake Neely, he refuses to let her get in the way of his own objective—at least not right away.
Caught in a lethal game between a billionaire obsessed with genetic perfection, his hit man’s thirst for retribution, and a Colombian drug lord fresh out of prison determined to make Blake pay for his twin brother’s death over a decade ago...
Can they save an innocent child before it’s too late?
Faced with tough choices, with deadly consequences for many—Whitney soon realizes that sometimes a story becomes more than just a story.

REFLECTION by Kim Cresswell published by MuseItUp Publishing
www.amazon.co.uk/Reflection-ebook/dp/B00B5HRBZE
www.amazon.com/Reflection-ebook/dp/B00B5HRBZE

Stephanie Burkhart said...

I'm a little late, but I thought I'd share a little bit of my just released novel, The Secret Door, a paranormal romance:


BLURB: Can Zoltan save his witch with Sofia's help?

5 Stars, Joy Cagil, Amazon Reader: "Its exciting action, paranormal elements, and romance will not disappoint a reader."

"I was quite pleased to find an original take on the werewolf mythology and was impressed by the author's choice of location and historical accuracy. The Secret Door is a fun read and is highly recommended." - 5 Stars, Jack Magnus, Reader's Favorite Reviews,

http://amzn. com/B00B96KCYS

J Q Rose said...

Thank you Lindsay. I am delighted to let the world know about my latest mystery/sweet romance, Coda to Murder, to be released Friday, Feb 22 from MuseItU Publishing. Pastor Christine Hobbs didn't realize her pastoral responsibilities would also include a pig, a kangaroo, and finding a murderer!!

Check out my site at http://www.jqrose.com for more stories.

Mickie Sherwood said...

Hi, all,
I'm Mickie Sherwood.
I'm a cruise-loving, people-watching, picture-snapping baby boomer with time on her hands. So, I write sweet and spicy relationship-based mainstream contemporary romantic love stories.



Like Slow Sweet Molasses
Teacher Angela Munso has lost control—of her spiraling life. She can control the fallout of recent news from whose loins she sprang as easily as she can her heart’s pitter-patter for arrogant Lt. Brock Alexander, whom she now wants to hate. Will love intervene and school their arrested hearts?

Cutie and the Cowboy Trucker
Widow Veronica Torres needs something desperately—invisibility. A rash decision puts her on the road and right into the path of trucker Mike Masterson. Will he be just another speed bump in her life? Or will Mike's compassionate ways make all of Veronica's troubles disappear?


BayouBabe99er
How many things can go wrong at one time?

That question plagues feisty divorcĂ©e Sharlene Mouton. A lost job. An oil spill ecological disaster threatening her rural Louisiana community. What else can happen? How about repeated run-ins with suave Drake Cormier, the oil company’s liaison officer, and someone barely older than her daughters.

Nicked Hearts - Valentine's
A Hawaiian escape is just what runaway K.C. Montreaux needs to mend her broken heart. Not the lies and deceit of her self-appointed rescuer. But—that’s not all Dr. Nick Hart supplies her.

Louisiana Hot Sauce
Reclusive Mesha Rayburn’s horrible secret keeps her shattered heart under lock and key. Can helicopter mechanic Jack Connolly break in to make the necessary repairs?


Thanks to Lindsay for allowing me to share my Louisiana Ladies on Parade.
www.mickiesherwood.com